Motorized Bicycle Laws in Missouri

Motorized Bicycles in Missouri

Generic Court GavelThere are many benefits to be had by using a motorized bicycle as your primary (or secondary) method of transportation. With rising gas prices, environmental concerns and a suffering economy, it’s no wonder more and more people are choosing them over other options.

There are many who opt to ride motorized bikes in Missouri. As such, Missouri has developed a special set of rules for them.

Motorized Bicycles

In Missouri, in order for a vehicle to be considered a motorized bicycle, it must:

  • Have 2 or 3 wheels.
  • Have an automatic transmission.
  • Have a motor that is no bigger than 50 cc (if gas powered), and produces less than 3 brake horsepower.
  • Have a maximum speed of 30 mph on a flat surface.

Motorized bicycles do not need to registered through the DMV.

Although wearing a helmet is not required, it is always highly recommended.

Mopeds and Scooters

If your motorbike exceeds the above requirements for motorized bicycles, then it is likely considered a moped or scooter.

Mopeds and scooters must follow all the same laws and requirements that motorcycles do, so you will need a motorcycle license to ride.

Want a Motorized Bicycle?

We have a great selection of motorized bicycles for sale! While we recommend getting an e-bike, we also have motorized bicycle kits for sale and bicycle accessories for sale. All of our listings are highly reviewed, as you will see for yourself!